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What I Love Wednesday #2

In Day-to-Day on July 29, 2009 at 12:44 pm
It makes me happy!

It makes me happy!

Thanks to the positive feedback, you’ll notice What I Love Wednesday as a regular feature. Below is this week’s list. Perhaps there’s a theme…

I love… Claire Wise Photography. She captures the essence of childhood like no one else.  Her photos are beautiful. And inspiring. And tell intriguing stories. And okay, here’s the other thing: I simply love Claire Wise. Everyone needs a little Claire Wise in her life so go to Claire’s site, read her blog and follow her on Twitter today.

I love… new, pretty or funky notebooks. Ecojot has some great designs and the notebooks are 100% recycled. You’ll see in the pic that I have a brand new one just waiting for me to remove the cover and dive in!

I love… purple ink in my pretty notebooks. Oh but not any ‘ole purple will do! Uni-ball Vision, fine point. I love writing in purple and think it’s especially good for when I’m editing other people’s work. Black is too easy for edit marks to be missed and red just seems so angry. Purple is passion. A passion for writing and editing.

I love… writing hand-written notes, and personalized stationary from American Stationary makes it even more fun.  I’d love to go to stationary stores and browse the day away, but um, well no. That doesn’t happen. I’ve always been delighted with the online orders I’ve placed with American Stationary. They have pretty stampers too.

I love… SARK.  If you’ve never read her books, start with Succlent Wild Woman. You can also call her Inspiration Line:  415-546-3742.

So there you have it. Some more things I just love, love, love, love, LOVE!


Things I love Right Now

In Uncategorized on July 21, 2009 at 11:57 pm

Move over Oprah, I’ve decided to make a list of things I love at this moment in time. Why? Well, because I love when I really love something and because it’s been a challenging 6 or 7 days, and so I’d like to bring back the positive energy by focusing on things I love.

I love…. that when I walked into the ER after my 8-year-old broke his arm his first words to me were, “I’m worried about you.” He was concerned about me being upset and that I was going to cry.  I have no idea how that could have even been a thought in his mind at that moment but I think it says something really cool about the kind of person he is.

I love… my new Lenovo Ideapad S10-2. Is it a netbook or is it an accessory? It’s both! Pinkish purple and very girly with super secret spy-like security and features. Less than 3 lbs and less than $400, it’s the perfect personal laptop for my itunes, personal photo storage, social networking, etc. With it being so small and light, I suspect I might also use it for work when I want to capture notes in a meeting and then just email them to my work account. Voila!

I love… Jolly’s Jewelry. I mean hey, what’s not to love about a place called Jolly’s? And for the same reason, a watch branded the same. I love my Jolly’s watch and the fact that they understand customer service so well that when my battery dies they will replace it for me free of charge. They delivered the ultimate customer service move Monday when in about 30 seconds they fixed an expensive pair of earrings that I purchased from a gift shop just across the way at North Hills but was not able to wear because they were first too tight and then too loose. Jolly’s fixed the earrings FOR FREE right there on the spot. It was so simple. Next time I won’t buy expensive earrings anywhere other than Jolly’s. I think they’ve made me a customer for life.

I love… the runkeeper app on my iphone. I think it’s the thing that will get me through training for my first marathon. It tracks distance and pace/speed, keeps your run history and does all kinds of nifty things that I’m not even doing with it yet. I love that I can listen to my music on my iphone and run the runkeeper app at the same time and every 5 minutes “she” will come on and give me an update on my progress. GPS-based means no figuring out my stride, no driving around in my car the night before a run mapping out my desired distance.

I love…. Anthropologie. Always have. Always will. Love it even more that they have several locations in NC now with one at Southpoint Mall which is certainly worth the 30 minute drive to get over there.

I love… Andrea’s homemade crockpot mac & cheese. In fact, I could get out of bed right here close to midnight and eat it cold right out of the fridge.

I love…. that when the local UPS drivers get together for drinks after work, a favorite story involves me. Yes, I’m UPS legend. Okay, joking… the story is about my entire family and I never knew it until I met our UPS man for the first time the other day after living here for almost 5 years. Apparently when Jackson was younger, he told the UPS guy, “You can’t kiss my mom TODAY.” Since he put the emphasis on “today” it sounded like there had been previous kissing. Dave raised his eyebrows about the time Jackson said, “Because she has a cold.” I’m sure Dave had told Jackson a million times that day not to kiss me because I had a cold and he was just passing it along. Our UPS driver said it is one of his favorite stories of all times, and I think it’s even more funny that he and I just met.

Broken Arm & Broken Heart

In Day-to-Day, Family & kids on July 17, 2009 at 2:35 pm

Wednesday was a day I have dreaded and hoped would never happen for exactly 8 years and one month. I was in the middle of a new business meeting that was about to move across the street to Vivace for lunch when I was told Dave was on-hold and it was urgent. Oh boy. It went like this:

Dave: “Jackson broke his arm and we are on the way to the ER.”

Me: “Are you serious?” (Yes, stuipd I know!)

Dave: “YES I’m serious. We’re going to the hospital.”

Me: “Okay, I’ll meet you there.”

I hung up the phone and cried so Misty drove me to the hospital. I walked in and Jackson asked if I was okay and said he was worried about me. Worried because he knew I was going to cry. And then I did again but just a little. It’s hard when you’re suppose to be tough for your kid. Then I was fine and even watch the doc reset (or try to reset) the bones which is really not a very pleasant thing.

More on his arm and pics soon. He’s a tough boy. Hard seeing him in pain.